Compare 2024 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2024 Subaru Forester

2024 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2024 Subaru Forester
2024 MAZDA CX-5 2024 Subaru Forester
Max Available Horsepower
  227 hp 182 hp
All-Wheel Drive
  Standard Standard
Heated Front Seats
  Standard Available on higher trim levels
Standard Seat Upholstery
  Leatherette Cloth
Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert *
  Standard Available on higher trim levels
Push Button Start
  Standard Available on higher trim levels
Alloy Wheels
  Standard Optional

2024 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2024 Subaru Forester

Serving Cleveland, OH

If you are in the market for a small crossover with all-wheel drive, the 2024 Mazda CX-5 and the 2024 Subaru Forester may be strong contenders. These vehicles both have standard all-wheel drive across their full-trim lineup. However, they have significant differences in other key areas. What should you know about these crossovers before buying your next vehicle?


With two powertrains available in the 2024 Mazda CX-5, you can find a crossover that suits your needs and preferences. The options are a four-cylinder, 2.5-liter, 187-horsepower engine and a turbocharged version of this engine that produces 227 horsepower. The 2024 Subaru Forester, on the other hand, comes with an 182-horsepower, four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine across all trim levels.


From all angles, the 2024 Mazda CX-5 has a modern, engaging style. This begins with a tapered profile and smooth, converging definition across the doors. At the front, the modern, slender LED headlights angle inward to connect with the wide grille. For an added touch of functionality, black molding runs across the lower perimeter from end to end. The 2024 Subaru Forester stands tall and has almost smooth sides. The hood is flat with a subtle definition on the sides. The diamond-shaped headlights have an upper accent line that trends toward the tall grille. The Forester also has bumper-to-bumper lower-body molding.


The 2024 Mazda CX-5 is impressively appointed throughout its trim levels. Some of the features available in the new Mazda CX-5 are a sunroof, driver’s safety tech, a 10.25-inch central display screen, driver’s memory settings, a hands-free liftgate, a wireless charging pad, heated seats in the first and second rows, a head-up display screen, wireless smartphone app connectivity, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, a navigation system, a surround-view camera, a driver attention alert, wood trim and leather upholstery. With the Forester, the base-level features are a 6.5-inch display screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with wired connections, a four-speaker sound system, and a few driver’s safety features.

Our Classic Mazda Westside sales team is dedicated to our customer’s complete satisfaction, and we want you to have all of the facts about our models before making your selection. Visit our showroom today to learn more about the Mazda CX-5.

* Always check your mirrors. Be aware of the traffic around you. There are limitations to the range and detection of the system. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further details.